Written by Karen D. Swim
I love movies with lots of action, if something blows up in the first 30 seconds, I’m all in. I am not particularly a fan of romance novels unless there’s also a good mystery or kicky kind of humor attached. Yet, I am a sucker for poetry. I love the way the words seem to melt on the page and the rhythm caresses your heart. So with this month being a celebration of love, I thought I would share one of my favorite love poems.
As We Are So Wonderfully Done With Each Other
by Kenneth Patchen
As we are so wonderfully done with each other
We can walk into our separate sleep
On floors of music where the milkwhite cloak of childhood lies
O my lady, my fairest dear, my sweetest, loveliest one
Your lips have splashed my dull house with the speech of flowers
My hands are hallowed where they touched over your soft curving.
It is good to be weary from that brilliant work
It is being God to feel your breathing under me
A waterglass on the bureau fills with morning…
Don’t let anyone in to wake us.
From the Collected Poems of Kenneth Patchen, copyright © 1942 by Kenneth Patchen.
Do you have a favorite love poem, song or quote? Share it in the comments so we can all enjoy. 🙂
Wednesday Link Love
- Holding Hands, Robert Hruzek
- 25 Statements that Aren’t Questions, Amy Derby
- Famous Love Letters courtesy of Jason Wright, author of The Wednesday Letters (great book by the way)